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Date Title Officials Location
Sept. 15, 2016 Welcome Remarks at the Our Ocean Conference John Kerry Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2016 Remarks at Oceana Global Fishing Watch Reception John Kerry Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2016 United States Challenges Excessive Chinese Support for Rice, Wheat, and Corn Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 7, 2016 Op-Ed: Rural America Is Back In Business Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 30, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on Farm Income Forecasts for 2015 and 2016 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 26, 2016 Secretaries Pritzker, Jewell Applaud President's Expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Sally Jewell Unknown
Aug. 26, 2016 Secretaries Pritzker, Jewell Applaud President's Expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Penny Pritzker Unknown
Aug. 25, 2016 Statement by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on Latest Quarterly Export Forecasts for 2016 and 2017 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 23, 2016 USDA to Purchase Surplus Cheese for Food Banks and Families in Need, Continue to Assist Dairy Producers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 5, 2016 Remarks After Meeting With Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra John Kerry Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aug. 4, 2016 USDA Announces Safety Net Assistance for Milk Producers Due to Tightening Dairy Margins Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Secretary Vilsack Announces $36.5 Million for Specialty Crop Research and Extension Investments Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2016 USDA Announces Reopening of Brazilian Market to U.S. Beef Exports Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 27, 2016 Remarks With YSEALI Alumni on Marine Conservation John Kerry Manila, Philippines
July 13, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Accepts "Federal Agency of the Year Award" at League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 6, 2016 USDA Provides Targeted Assistance to Cotton Producers to Share in the Cost of Ginning Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 USDA Awards More Than $14.5 Million to Support Plant Health and Resilience Research Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Remarks by the President at PBS NewsHour Town Hall Discussion with Gwen Ifill for Elkhart, IN Residents Pres. Barack Obama Elkhart, IN
June 2, 2016 Vilsack Announces New Promise Zone Designation for Puerto Rico, Other Steps to Lift Puerto Rican Economy Thomas Vilsack Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
June 1, 2016 Classroom Discussion on Ocean Protection and Environmental Issues John Kerry Silver Spring, MD
May 28, 2016 USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 USDA Extends Deadline for Recording Farm Structure Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on the Latest Quarterly Agricultural Trade Forecast Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Organic Trade Association Report Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on the U.S. International Trade Commission Report Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Port State Measures Agreement to Enter Into Force John Kerry Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 USDA Announces $10.7 Million Available For Critical Water Research Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $130 Million Available for Foundational Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 U.S. Beef Arrives in Recently Reopened South African Market Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry Results, Additional $72.3 Million Soil Health Investment to Support Paris Agreement Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 6, 2016 USDA Awards $39.3 Million in Loans and Grants to Support Economic Development in Rural Areas Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 6, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Opens USDA Farmers Market for the 21st Season Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 USDA Announces $15.6 Million in Grants to Strengthen Rural Communities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 3, 2016 USDA Awards $16 Million for Research into Sustainable Crop and Livestock Production Methods Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 3, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 USDA Announces $6 Million in Available Funding for Antimicrobial Resistance Research Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 USDA Unveils New 'Urban Agriculture Toolkit' for Urban Farmers and Agri-business Entrepreneurs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 USDA Announces $22 Million Available for Research to Combat Citrus Greening Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 18, 2016 USDA Announces $4.7 Million Available in Grants for Food Safety Training, Outreach and Technical Assistance Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 USDA Expands Safety-Net for Dairy Operations Adding Next-Generation Family Members Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 5, 2016 USDA Reports Record Growth In U.S. Organic Producers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 1, 2016 USDA Announces over $90 Million Available to Support Local Food Systems, Specialty Crop Producers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 31, 2016 Federal, Philanthropic Partners Join to Strengthen Local Food Supply Chains Thomas Vilsack Atlanta, GA
March 28, 2016 Just in Time for National Garden Month: USDA Launches "Plant a Window Box for Pollinators" Using New People's Garden Initiative Website Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 USDA Offers New Toolkit to Assess Economic Impact of Local Foods Thomas Vilsack Chicago, IL
March 22, 2016 USDA Awards $8.5 Million to Improve Communities' Water Sources Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 21, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Historic Agreements for U.S.-Cuba Agriculture Sectors Thomas Vilsack Havana, Cuba
March 18, 2016 USDA Announces Rural Schools Payments Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on National Agriculture Day Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 14, 2016 United States Secures Full Access for U.S. Beef and Beef Products to Peru Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 14, 2016 USDA Launches Online MyPlate, MyWins Challenge, Available Throughout National Nutrition Month Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Join President Obama and Cabinet Delegation on Travel to Cuba Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 8, 2016 Attorney General Lynch Discusses Department's Efforts to Protect Consumers From Unsafe Dietary Supplements Loretta Lynch Unknown
March 1, 2016 Blog: How the Biggest Changes in Our Nation's Nutrition Programs in a Generation Came to Be, Part I Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $18 Million Available to Support Research and Teaching at Historically Black Land-Grant Universities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 18, 2016 USDA Expands Insurance Options for Farmers Transitioning to Certified Organic Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 USDA Secretary Vilsack Announces $58.25 Million to Protect Agriculture and Plants from Pests and Diseases Through 2014 Farm Bill Section 10007 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 USDA Sees Strong Demand for Conservation Reserve Program Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on Farm Income Forecasts for 2016 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2016 USDA Awards $20 Million in Grants for Citrus Greening Research Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2016 10 #USDAResults in Conservation and Forestry You Should Know Thomas Vilsack Savannah, GA
Feb. 3, 2016 USDA Awards More Than $30 Million in Grants for Food Safety and Plant Health Improvements Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2016 Blog: Earned Income Tax Credit Can Help Rural Families Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Jan. 26, 2016 Obama Administration Partnering with Lake Village, AR, and Other Communities to Boost Local Foods, Neighborhood Revitalization; Local Foods, Local Places Encourages Creative Economic Development in Rural and Urban Communities in 22 States Gina McCarthy Dallas. TX
Jan. 25, 2016 Obama Administration to Partner with 27 Communities to Boost Neighborhood Revitalization through Local Food Enterprises Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2016 Obama Administration to Partner with 27 Communities to Boost Neighborhood Revitalization through Local Food Enterprises Anthony Foxx Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2016 Obama Administration to Partner with 27 Communities to Boost Neighborhood Revitalization through Local Food Enterprises Gina McCarthy Washington, DC
Jan. 21, 2016 Progress Report: USDA Investments Make Big Impact for Rural America in 2015 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 15, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces Expansion of USDA's StrikeForce Initiative in Ohio Thomas Vilsack Columbus, OH
Jan. 15, 2016 USDA's StrikeForce Initiative Invests $23.5 Billion in Rural Communities, Expands to Four New States Thomas Vilsack Columbus, OH
Jan. 14, 2016 USDA Announces $8.8 Million Available to Support Food and Agricultural Sciences Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2016 America Farm Bureau Federation Town Hall Thomas Vilsack Orlando, FL
Jan. 7, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Expanded Market Access for U.S. Poultry, Pork and Beef Exports to South Africa Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2016 Bob Stallman Appreciation Day Transcript Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2016 Blog: Introducing USDA Results, a Year-Long Storytelling Effort of the Obama Administration's Work on Behalf of Those Living, Working and Raising Families in Rural America Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2015 USDA Shares 2015 Results: Building a Stronger Rural America through Partnership, Progress and Promise Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2015 USDA Removes Farm Program Payments to Managers Not Actively Engaged in Farming Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2015 USDA Announces $40 Million Available to Help Ranchers Restore Sage Grouse Habitat Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2015 USDA Announces Funding Available for Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2015 USDA Begins 49th Enrollment Period for the Conservation Reserve Program Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 24, 2015 Statement from Secretary Tom Vilsack on Updated 2015 U.S. Farm Income Forecast Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 USDA Announces Investments in Rural Community Facilities To Enhance Rural Health and Public Safety Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 USDA Helps Schools Connect with Local Farmers and Ranchers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Blog: USDA Makes First Visit to Cuba Since 1961 Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Nov. 16, 2015 USDA Awards $18 Million for 1890 Land-Grant Universities Research, Education and Extension Activities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 12, 2015 EPA and Partners Launch Challenge to Recycle Nutrients from Livestock Waste Gina McCarthy Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Farmers Facing Market Downturn Thomas Vilsack Was
Oct. 23, 2015 Senate Vote on the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 John Kerry Washington, DC
Oct. 19, 2015 Remarks by the President at Roundtable with Business Leaders Pres. Barack Obama was
Oct. 7, 2015 Nation's Ag Co-ops Set Records for Income and Revenue Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2015 New USDA Fact Sheets Illustrate State-by-State Benefits of Trans-Pacific Partnership Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2015 Our Ocean Town Hall Event in Valparaiso, Chile John Kerry Valparaiso, CL
Oct. 5, 2015 Remarks at the Opening of the 2015 Our Ocean Conference John Kerry Valparaiso, CL
Oct. 5, 2015 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Regarding the Agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2015 USDA Awards $113 Million to Support Specialty Crop Production, Grow Opportunities for Rural Communities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2015 USDA Awards $34.3 Million to Support Communities' Local Foods Infrastructure, Increase Access to Fruits and Vegetables Funding Supports Local Food Systems, Farmers Markets and Healthier Eating for SNAP Participants Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Blog: Protecting the People Who Help Feed Us Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2015 USDA Announces $8.8 Million to Support a Diverse Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2015 USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadline Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2015 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Failure to Pass Food, Farm and Jobs Bill Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
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